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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta ohmie IV. Alta.. .Monday, September .18, Number 234 BIG LIBERAL RALLY TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE MAJESTIC MAGRATH STRONGLY IN FAVOOFRECIPROCITY Splendid Meeting Addressed by Geo. P. Smith and H. and Bennett's Argu- ments Enthusiasm Mftgrath, Sept, reciprocity I sook'the policy of the great loaders agreement and ItB champion, W. A Buchanan, was given a boost las I evening when a most enthusiast I meeting was hold in aiiditorhm of the public school. Tho speakers of thy y veiling wera Messrs. Ostlund and Geo. P. Smith, M.P.P.' for Cam- rose. The spC'akopj handled the sub- ject very cleverly and tolling es uMi'e in fid o, completely shattering th-a arguments of Mr. Magrath and liis supporters. Applause punctuated both addresses ami the enthuKiasn displayed showed clearly that so far R'3 JTagrtith was concerned W. A. IJu- chanan was popular with a big ma- jority of tho electors. Aid. ,1. .1. Head, In the absence of the presi- dent of tho Liberal Association, V, H, Turner, had charge of the meet- ing, and with a few wall chosen words introduced Mr. Ostlund as the first speaker. Ho announced, how- KVf-r, thai if tiiere wore anyone re- presenting Mr. -Magrath, the Confer- vative candidate, th-ey would -b-e giv- en A chance to speak. In a -3cnthin.g speech, full of force find eloquence, Mr. Ostlund reviewed the biatory. of reciprocity from its earliest inception. The pact of .1854 was a good thing for Canada, and during tho time it was In effect the country as it had never done before. Reciprocity was tha ideal of all statesmen of Canada from Sir John A. Macdonald to Sir Wilfrid. Laurier. The Tories were 'always in favor of such an agree- ment with th'5 United States until la-jt'winter, when K. L. Harden for- PINCHER HAS RAILWAY SURE 6 4 R.Will Start ing This Fall Survey- ors at Work Pincher Cieek, Sept. years. An he was as Ov-erlures had continually to the I'll Mod States govern the Llhenil party under his leader slifp, but every time they were given a cold turn down. Xow United States that was It was the doing: the asking. Will the of Canada i bo so foolish as to turn it do i now? of the past, and came out strongly in opposition to tho agreement. The paid a glowing tribute to the statesmanship of Sir Wilfrid Lanrier, pointing out that he had, championed the rights of tbe people iissuranrij Uie for years. And In regard to tllL' Canadian Korthern company to en'orgstic 'his town with their railway been made i became manifest last week, when tho nent by jMai'Viear.s' surveying parly pitched their U'lits vicinity of CJ-. I'hini'iitl's residence and commenced their professional labors with that end in view. Tim chief engineer of tlic party has "If you people want this country lilt statement that grading operations here may; be considered an absolute certainty this fall. This statement is given, oi course, with I tlie stipulation previously, made, that the contracting work in the northern part of is completed in tinie- CoiipltMi wilh this cheerful bit of news is the gratifying information that the construction worU to the north is proceeding rapidly aiid .sat- isfactorily, Tho old proverb that everything come? to those who wait is gradual- ly being realized by the people of Pinchor Creek, whose patience, has wiUi.siooiI a loiiKSSHfTcrtng, lest. But the most encouraging aspect of the railway situation here lies in Ihr fact thai; this time the solution of tlie ti'iinsportation difficulty as it (Continued on page BIG LIBERAL RALLY TOMORROW NIGHT Hon. Walter Scott, premier of- Saskatchewan; P. Smith, M. P. P. rpr Caniroae, and 'W. A. Htichauan, tho i'o- clprocity candidate, will the speakers at the big Lib- oral (Tuesday) night in the Majestic Theatre. The chair will 'be taken at S.'JO. This is Una last mooting of, the campaign and every elector should make it a point to be there. The boxes and two or three rowy of seats on ground floor- will 'be re- served for ladies and their es- corts. Q IVES HAD AN BIGGEST EXCITING HELD IN MEDICINE HAT Conservative Arguments Mitchell, Marshall and Buchanan Show Up Opposition Sanford Speech Answered grow and flour-jh; you want a network of railways in the Canadian West; If you want to make Canada the brightest gem in the British crown: if you want thtae things, then you cannot do cUiter than vote for supporting tills agree- get 'better prices for Lnis pact. By rncnt we will our wheat, our barley, live stock and our land. But this is not nil. AI- norJa will become what she is des- tined to .become, a great and pros) lieroiis commonwealth." Mr. Smith's Speech When Mr. Smith urose he was gtv- 211 a great, ovation. His address was sane and logical and won its way in- o every heart of his hearers. The peaker in opening said that this, bis irst visit to this southern country, had boon a revelation to "him. H'a bought more of the province than Rver. (Continued on page scverely scored the premier became lie said this and did not have some- thing to complain of. What had ho to complain of? asked Mr. Scott. When the premi-ar made the state- by i! motley crowd, women and children, REAFFIRMS A BELIEF IN PACT Pat Burns Declares Some Business Men are Selfish Calgary, Sept. Pat Burns, known through 'Ihe continent and be- yond as the "Galtl'e is one of tlie iiig Canadians who are given the almost caused a Magrath Farmers Asked Some Troublesome Questions Masrath, Scpl. C. I yes unil! welcome Hon. Duncan Marshall, mln- K. A. Cunningham were speakers j ,stoi. of Premier Sc.-ott, i and not Ihe material affairs of at A. Jliigiall, rally liulcl in the licn-jof Satkalclieivan: Hon. 0. K. Milch- tho country. I think that Mr. Evans thinks that Laurier, life Grits' and the Conservatives who are supporting reciprocity are di-jloyal, but what IB more disloyal than tho neophj In Quebec, the Conservatives and the Medicine Hat, Sept. Dis- sent crowd that ever attended n po- litical meeting in tli'j city of Medi- cine Hat, turned out hero tonight to lu-tt KIreti'iciTiirati-e hero hist Hal- jell, and W. A. Buchanan, the Liber- iinlay night, Thu large liall was candidate. The opera house was ment he was of the politl- including j Packed lo doors and Ihe sound ami the. conclusive arguments that were speaKers were, well applauded, cspcc-j b-v "ie speakers, made, in the' opinion of the Liberal leaders, many i frknds for the pact and votes for I Mr. Buchanan. What were termed by the Conservative press as sound were, and and convincing arguments given al ially when Laurier were meiilioned. 11 was easily to he seen what sentiments of the people the evasive method used by the op-! the Conservative meeting here a few position speakers'in a vain attempt ago by Sanford Evans, of Wln- lo clothe the great underlying issue; J. T. Macdonald, a self-styled of reciprocity, did more lo clinch of and E. the people in of the pact, tlmn Rlley' of lvere it dl 1 to arouse opposition to. ?eM'5' Avcre "ot torn lo pieces shown to 'be in the L.heral government and ,ts pcil-1 ravol. of Ml, MncDonuM 1 .j said that there .was no market for The feature of meeting was the I Canadian goods in nnd lifter him, "Mr. Rvans said per cent, of the produc-e of lev. mix-up that occurred between Mr. j Ives, J: F. Hrarislmw, Turner, i Umt and others, m Nationalists, who are trying to down Lanrier by cursing Ihe 'English. Jlr. Bnchaimn dealt with the effects' of the reciprocity agreement on the working man. J The labor council In MtOS passed a resolution favoring re- ciprocity, three labor candidates In ttte field for election are supporting1 the pact, and when their representa- tives urged that the members be sup- ported they took that as thai the pact was a good thing for th-3 working man. Mr. Marshall was given a grand re- ception ami cries of "keep on" came from the crowd when he announced that he had to quit to catch a train, PURPLE SPGS. OUT AFTER RECORD Purple Springs, Sept. Lib- erals and pro-rp.ciprocityites of Pur- MONARCH pi HELPWARNOCK pie .Springs are out to get pionshlp reciprocity vote. They be- lieve thoy ran poll the largest per centage of reciprocity votes of an; polling sub-division in the constit.ii and nre out bound to do it, A a means toward this end the hig mrc ing on Saturday night was of grca assistance. Dr. 0. D. Weeks of Cards i ton, wai tne speaker, ami he held til attention ot the packed hall-x Aite Ins very able and clear exposition o 1 the reciprocity issue a vote was tak en a "show-of hands, and not one opposed could be seen. .John Mars! was chairman. After the meeting young folk had a fiance that lastcc until midnight. Monarch. Sept. Driimm of ran It, addressed a large and in- terested audience here on Thursday evening on behalf oi Dr. Watnock. The meeting was very favorable to the Liberal candidate and there is no doubt, that a hie; majority for the m_ jslniiiilit reciprocity candidate, Dr. Mr. Dniinm's address was clear discussion of the great issue. TWO KILLED NEAR HAT CANNERS ARE Conservative Canner Sup- porting Pact Gives Reasons St. Catharlnee, Sept. .lames B. Dolan, who haa had much experience as a manufacturer of cotton nnd can- ned goods, and who has been a life- long Conservative, has come out favor of reciprocity, and hns declared his intention of supporting J. Love- lace, Liberal candidate for Lincoln. Mr. Dolan Is in favor of reciprocity, betievlng it is In the best interests of tho country f tnat a ninrket of nine- ty millions will be much better for Ca- nada than a market of eight millions. lie thinks the present policy consistent with the National Policy of Sir John JMafdonald. As a canner, Mr. Dolnn holds that the Canadian emitters will not lose .by reciprocity. There will still ba 1 1-4 emits per pound duty on canned goods ftfter 3-4 cents has been removed from the duty. lie claims that American cnnncrs cannot, ship In (heir goods, pny freight nnd duty and undersoil the] .Canadian can tiers, AIL unknown man deliberately threw himself in front of an engine at Bran- don and was killed. Medicine Hat, Sept. -Tohn Mead and Arthur Long. -were killed last" night on the C. P. R. a connle of miles v west of th-a city. They and several men at Dunmore were coming home on their hand- car when they met in a collis- ion with an engine running backwards. Long 'was in- stantly killed, and Head's back 'being broken, he di'ad soon after. Two more men on tlie car escaped with slight in- juries. credit of possessing independent opinions. For that reason his views the perilling reciprocity agrra- nittiit are of interest to men of all shades of political -belief. Mr. Burns Is not any nearer being a party man now than he has -ever been, hut on the" supreme issue of thi-a election he has ma do up his mind.-definitely, and he expresses his convictions without any reserve or hesitation. These are his eonttlus- ions aa giv-an in the course of an in- terview with a of tho Toronto Globe: "I am not a said Mr. Burns. "I look at this question as a business only from the standpoint of my but of the commercial prosparity of Can- ada as a whole. rton't for th-e life of me how the trade agreement VjEWS OF STATESMEN OF BRITAIN ON RECIPROCITY "T rejoice'that'it (the reciprocity agreement) has been negotiated and heartily trust that it will carry to a successful conclusion. 1 regard it as-, a great triumph of common senge and an immense stride in the cause of free trade, inculcating a step towards tho fraternity and co-operation or the Eng- lish speaking family." Those are the sane words of Lloyd-George. Chancellor of the Exchequer, in discussing the reciprocity agreement on sizes up public opinion in Great Brit-ain, February 17. in ihat. sentence he The brilliant chancellor of the exchequer strangely echoes the very sen- timent of Hon. AV. E, Gladstone made more than fiO years before, when dis- cussing a similar-reciprocity agreement. Mr. loadstone then said: "It will afford her majesty the most sincere satisfaction if reciprocity can be arranged between Canada and the United States. But approval of this agreement is not confined to the Liberal side, but expressions quite as strong come from the Conservative party as well. Hon. A. J. Balfour. in discussing this question in the Hritisli House of Commons on February Stli, "I do not that Sir Wilfrid Laurier is quite glad to have good com- nercial relations and properly so, with thu United Status. do not quarrel with him for that at all." Austen Chamberlain another Unionist, leader in the British House of Commons sold: "I am glad to see, and 1 never doubted that it. would bo so, that they, [the Canadian Ministers) intend in no case tho duties on American produce :o he less than the duties on our produce. Tihoy desire, also, that whenever jossihle there should ntlll be a preference (o Hritisli produce ami they mean o keep it so. 1 heartily recognize and gratefully acknowledge tho spirit lu vhlch Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Mr. Fielding and their colleagues .have treated the United States ia going to do any harm whatever to Canada or tlie Canadian peoplo. "I know it isn't, going io hurt my business, and 1 can't see where it is goinij to hurt anybody else's busi- ness, "So far as wheat ami stock-raising are concerned, the Canadian farmers aland to iwnsfii by a'great deal. To my mind that is clear beyond a shad ow of doubt. Our fnrmei-j and-cattle- men will have tlva three best mark- ets in the world to send their pro- duce Britain, Ite United States, and tho home market. Those producers comjvete with the best in the world, and the Canadian farm- er in return for his industry will g-at the best price that is offered in the three markets. Selfish Opposition "1 think too many nven. and espec- ially -business arc considering -stampede. The speaker was put'WiUl Mr: "Ie 4, ae -said that the trade would fai- n-rough a .severe by the lhres of !east reslgtftnce and Hradshaw, and the- convincing and the farmers would send Uftsir goods iinan.'iwnniblc arguments advanced by i to the better markets in the States: the latter curried the HC of-j Mr. fSvans charged Premier Laur- fer.cil to wnger 5500 on (he price of with disloyalty when" h-a wijnt to whtiat here; and in the United Slates, !t31- country to attend tho Irnper- farms would be purchased by the r Mi'. Marshall, in dealing with the fa- much richv-r buyers of Minneapolis, vored nations question, made a .-bis (Continued on page ST0LYPI IS LOW ial conference. He told them that he came' from .a country that had no; complaint to make; and Mr. Evans hit with the people, defining wimt the favored nations treaty m'sant. He told the most of the goods, de- fined by Mr. Rorden as animal and agricultural resources, really meant orangey, .bananas and castor oii. Mo also d-calt with tiie annexation .bogey and other cries that are being raised by the opposition !to create an -ill- feeling against th-a government anil the pact. this question I believe no; because they in a selfish way. And few are opposing it Tear some damage to their "personal iulMresls, though they are convinrrd th-air own ,iiiinc'-3 that the agreement will be good for Canada as a whole. "1 think these men are making ?i eat mistake in opposing it. because their opposiiinn is not disinterested, nnd it is against the good of the country, l-'veii my business was going to ho affected a-dverjely by I should support, and vote For It, L'.jcairse l am convinced that t is going lo increase Canada's pros- perity. "As for this talk of annexation, I consider it all -bosh, and so does ev- mnn who knows anything at all the west. Wo are no more disloyal than Ihe people ill the east, Sept. condi- tion of Premier-Sto-Iypin, who was shot by a spy at a gala performance in the theatre Thursday-night, is causing his physicians ahirm, as the tient'-j heart, action has weak- ened considerably. A lengthy bulletin wiiB pitjiareri this afternoon by the iihysicians, as it was deemed advisable to inform the public of tlva (rue nature of the premier's wounds. C.P.R. MAGNATE APPROVES PACT London, Sept. 16. Lord Mount Stephen, in a message to the Belfast Telegraph ,says that in his opinion reciprocity would tie a good thing for both countries directly, and at the same time would do no harm to Eng- ELECTED 1 l Th'a talk of reciprocity lead-i. [indicate three ing to annexation, his Lordship firms, i-j utter nonsense. Lord Mount Stephen was formerly with the C. P. R., having been its president financial backer in the early days. TAFT'S REPUDIATION OF THE ANNEXATION TALK From His Speech to the United States Publishers at New York, April 27. "it is amusing, and I am not sure that, it has not some elements of conso- lation in it, ro find that all the buncombo :md nil the exaggeration and misre- presentation in politics and all the ghosts are not confined to o.m own country, and that there -has entered into, the: discussion in Cnnadn, as a reason for defeating (lie adoption of this contract by the 'Canadian parlia- ment. a fear that we desire to annex the Dominion, and thai the dreams of Americans with irresponsible imaginations, who like to talk of the starry flap's floating from Panama to the pole, are exhibited by the opponents of the Canadian pact in Canada as the decln ration of real policy by this country ind its an announcement of our purpose to push political control over onr neighbor of the north. "Why should not we have a closer union with Think of the and we no more sacrificing our his matter, and I note that thoy nt, any pale do not. think'n hon. gentle- men opposite that this agreement is the end of preference and the commercial nuion of the Empire. Onvthc contrary they still desire to maintain it. They re maintaining it whenever possible, nnd whenever wo are prepared to take- nationality by trailing with the poo. he first, Sir Wilfrid Laurier said, was o.urs, not ninny years take the first step in creating on our side's, mutual preference for Can- tliau goods in our markets." On anothnr occasion he added: "Far he it from me to criticise the action Tincli more the motive of Canadian statesmen." There Is a Hencral cxpreaslpu of apiwovnl of tho conduct, of Canadian linlstcra. The Hritisli occasion to criticise their oppon- nts In the old land, but there has not been n single adverse opinion by any ubite man of importance in Great Britain. And that, is to ba expected. It Is a Hritish policy. It is a move owards. greater freedom of irade, towards lower duties. It is move to- cheaper food for the consumer and better prices for the producm1. Our ovored and wise .John Bull, was never RUimpeded by any pel ft ah politician, overlook vi trade agreement lest it should affect his loyalty, UQ la not that kind of man. of the rutted States than, are tho eastern financiers who invest their 0 ABDUCTOR TO TRIED AT MORDEN Grand Forks, N. D.. Sept. 17 Da via, the confnt'.jed abductor of Gladys Prfco, the Hivyrdalo scliool was takon to Moniflii today where he will staiitl his trial. ibsurdity of sepaiating Manitoba and Minneapolis by so groat n distance as Manitoba and Liverpool, when certainly Providence intended that their sep- i ration, socially and commercially, should only be Hint of their geogrnplii- distance. Canadians have furnished us a large number of our best, citi- zens. Wo are giving them, a large number of our yo.ting farmers. hot us open the gateways between us. "The talk of annexation is all .bosh. Every one who knows, anything ibout it roiilizcK Unit it is bosh. To make the possibility of the annexation of Canada to the United Suites a. basis for objection Jo steps toward their jreater economic commercial union should ho treated us one of the okes of the platform, and should not unter Into the consideration of men ongiigctl in solving a serious problem. Canada is a great, strong youth. anxious' to" test his muscles, .rejoicing in the race IK ready to run. The United Slates has all it can attend to with, the territory urn! tnulo that God intended between us. tho politicti] remain thoy are. Lei us abolish arbitrary and artificial obstructions to our -association with friends upon tne north and derive the mutual profit that it will cer- tainly bring.'' CONSERVATIVES ARE AIDING LIBERALS Three of Them Dr. McAllister's POLLS CLOSE AT 5 P.M. In nil Dominion elections the doors of booths open at 0 o'clock a. and close at p. in. All votes must Platform In Sussex, N. B. jlje cast between these hours, lu prov- Sussex, N. H., Hept. A novel pol-ffncial and municipal elections thc'poll- Itical meeting place at Havr-jins stations remain open until 7 o'- cck last In the Interests of Dr. clock in tho evening, n fart 'which Ubontl candidate. Tho sometimes creates confusion hi t reports acclamations in the nlectinn contest. In addition to Mr. German, Sir, Wilfrid Laurier will he unopposed in Quebec East, R. Leduc 1m vim; aniioiuiccd his retirement, while the Conservative Nationalist orgtinixcrs here were unpleasantly surprised Waturrtav In hear that the rntiirning oflicer for Two Mountains had deduced the nomination of G. invalid owing to his papers not; liaviiijr buen properly filled out, .several omissions having been noted, Mr. Gaui.liter will probably fight this decision. The decision oi the rc- turninc: offieer was made after he had wired and had received notice that the decision res tori with him alone and after he liad consulted AiniD fleoffrtoh. K.C., of Montreal, on tho h'SCJility of the subject. TIMIDITY MEANS STAGNATION Hamar Greenwood, Re- grets Attitude of Some Canadians Retina. .Sept. he roi'nsrd ali.sululHy. as a member oi' imperial I louse of Commons, Ilamar drccnwood, M..1'., when inter- viewcd bv Winnipeg Associated mint; of the elector. Do not stated that in lis opinion, that in Canada, nfrnid of the anne.vntion of this wiih it.s eight million growing population, is, in my opin- 011, not of the hest, will not, share in the t'iina- In I lie iiidivi- linn u'usl nionn my view as a Canada as well C'anadian t rail i I ions, anil with such liiuidilY, do the future dcvclupmi'iit ilinn Tiiui'titv j 'Uial and in tlic Honiini' Tti'.il is m i Canndian wlio ki Heeling was addressed by three Con- cn-ntivos, who were very prominent u the last election Hr. Me- Ithe polling booths will ho closed lt-jivr lo A Ulster. Jjy on'tho hour of 5. jtViriu-v v.esl fniliiy. llwt on HciUembcr 31, Hie doors of as :im othfi .in. Mr. uiicl t ;